This past Supreme Court term was a tough one for Justice Antonin Scalia. On a number of important cases, a majority of the Court rejected his extremist conservative ideology and upheld important laws and constitutional rights protecting women, the LGBT community, and working Americans. And Justice Scalia was none too happy with it. Have your… Read more »
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At Wednesday’s Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, Republican Senator Jeff Sessions provided a model lesson in why there is so little professional diversity among our federal judges. Turning to District of Maryland nominee Paula Xinis, Sessions unleashed a line of accusatory questions suggesting that Xinis’ career as a public defender and civil rights lawyer showed an… Read more »
Earlier this week, the Department of Defense announced it will be expanding the Military Lending Act to cap interest rates and prohibit forced arbitration in credit cards, payday loans, vehicle title loans, refund anticipation loans, and other types of loans made to service members. A previous rule had been riddled with loopholes that allowed lenders… Read more »
WASHINGTON, D.C., June 29, 2015: Alliance for Justice President Nan Aron released the following statement today in response to the Supreme Court decision in Michigan v. EPA: This decision to strike down EPA regulations cleaning up toxic air pollution literally puts lives in jeopardy. The rule overturned by the majority today would have prevented 11,000… Read more »
WASHINGTON, D.C., June 29, 2015: Alliance for Justice President Nan Aron released the following statement today in response to the Supreme Court decision in Glossip v. Gross: Today, the Supreme Court endorsed the barbarism of the death penalty by allowing states to kill prisoners with a drug protocol that Justice Kagan aptly described as… Read more »
WASHINGTON, D.C., June 26, 2015 Alliance for Justice President Nan Aron released the following statement today in response to the Supreme Court decision in Obergefell v. Hodges: We are thrilled that the Supreme Court has declared marriage bans on the basis of sexual orientation relics of a discarded past. The Court has made it… Read more »
AFJ in the News
Arkansas Republican Sen. Tom Cotton blocked five of President Barack Obama’s judicial picks for an often overlooked federal court, a move that lines up well with the interests of one of his old law firms.
If you’re in the federal court system, get comfortable because the delays resulting from too few judges are long. The caseloads are growing, and help isn’t on the way.
In the wake of the end of the lunchtime philanthropy discussions convened by the Hudson Institute’s Bradley Center for Philanthropy and Civic Renewal, the Alliance for Justice addresses the still-underutilized concept of mission investing with its first Foundation Program Speaker Series event last month.
On April 28, 2015, the Supreme Court heard oral argument on one of the most anticipated constitutional law issues in recent memory: the right of same-sex couples to marry. The cases, four consolidated ones from Ohio, Tennessee, Michigan, and Kentucky, presented two questions for the Court: first, whether the states must issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, and second, whether states must recognize the marriages of same-sex couples married in other states.